Ctrl-clickto open the downloaded
.dmgfile in Finder to install JabRef.
/etc/hostsas described here.
dmgthat includes the Java Runtime Environment, this guide how you can ensure your Java environment under OS X is correctly set up.
JabRef.jarfiles we provide or you can build your own JabRef from source. For running the JabRef
jar, you only need a Java Runtime Environment (JRE), but since the Java Development Environment (JDK) will contain the correct JRE, we will only show you how to install the JDK. With the JDK, that contains the java compiler
javac, you can build JabRef from sources.
java -version. Your output should look like this
1.8.0_161, then your system uses the newer version per default, although the correct
1.8.0_161version is installed.
JabRef--master--latest.jar. The downloads are usually stored in your home directory under
Downloads. In the terminal, you have to change directoy to this folder by typing
~stands for your home directory. Once done, you can use
javayou want to use like it was shown above. The JDK's you have installed should be located under the path
/usr/libexec/java_homewhich helps you to show installed Java versions and run a command on a particular one. You can see all your installed JDK's and the one that is currently selected as default by providing the option
JabRef.jarby clicking on
JabRef.jaron the desktop and double-clicking it. This is only possible if the system-wide Java version is correct.
Javabutton at the bottom. If you don't see the
Javabutton, you can jump directly to "Installing correct Java version".
Javaand click the button
View. This will open a window that shows your current Java version
1.8.0_161then JabRef might crash when you simply double-click it.